Relationships Between Men and Women

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Ah Ha! I suppose you thought I was going to join in on the sexual harassment news of the day: NO

Nativity – images from pixabay.com

I am going to highlight the relationship of Joseph and Mary when she was found to be carrying baby Jesus.

Nativity 2 – images from pixabay.com

In the Jewish culture of the their time a betrothed couple were already in a binding contract almost as secure as marriage itself. What was expected was much: the man must prepare a home secure and sufficient for a family and the woman must make all the necessary preparations for her becoming a wife and a mother.  Both were expected to remain pure: no sexual relations between them and, most definitely not with another person.

Proverbs 18:22 ESV

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.

So when Joseph learned of Mary’s pregnancy he had every right to break the engagement (equal to a divorce) or quietly vacate the betrothal.  He did not.
Marriage Bond is Global – images from pixabay.com

Mark 10:9 ESV 

What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Human Bonds in Marriage – images from pixabay.com

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Wedding – images from pixabay.com

 

Bride and Groom – images from pixabay.com
Human Bonds in Marriage – images from pixabay.com
Wedding 2 – images from pixabay.com
TO KNOW ABOUT GOD AND GOD’S WAYS THE BIBLE SHOULD BE STUDIED AS A SINGLE UNIT; UNITED IN CONCEPT AND CONSISTENT WHEN CONTEXT IS UNDERSTOOD. 
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James Halifko

Author: James Halifko

I am a Baby Boomer with a lot of life's experience to guide me and share with people.

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